Dangchang, a city whose name is often mispronounced, is located in the south of the Yangtze River in the northwest mountains

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Introduction: Sometimes, in a strange city, it is fun to walk along the quiet street and enjoy the quiet time and all kinds of fresh things. Because it makes your boring life full of meaning, and makes your life tinged with a trace of urban fireworks.
It is not as magnificent as Mount Emei, but has the profound and quiet as Mount Emei; There are no thousands of peaks like Lushan Mountain, but there is more ancient Qiang folk customs than Lushan Mountain; There is no picturesque scenery of Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, but a microcosm of Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area’s real existence. It is the Guan’egou Scenic Area with the reputation of “Little Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area”, a “Xanadu” hidden deep in Longnan and unknown to the world. Speaking of Guan’egou Scenic Spot, it is natural to mention the existence of Dangchang County. After all, this is the location of Guan’egou Scenic Spot, which is less than 2 kilometers away from the county seat.
When talking about Gansu, the first thing that comes to mind is the endless sadness of “why should the Qiang flute complain about the willows, and the spring breeze does not pass the Yumen Pass”; Or the endless expanse of “the desert smoke is straight, and the river is setting yen”; Not to mention the endless pyrotechnics of Lanzhou Lamian Noodles. However, no matter what kind of artistic conception, few people seem to be able to associate the gentle and beautiful Jiangnan water town with Gansu, the vast northwest province. However, deep in the mountains in the east of Gansu, there is really a “Longshang Jiangnan” – Dangchang County, a treasure that is often misnamed.
01 “Longshang Jiangnan” – Dangchang
Since ancient times, countless writers and scholars have always yearned for the beautiful scenery of the Jiangnan water town. However, few people know that in the vast northwest of the motherland, there is also a “Longshang Jiangnan”. There are beautiful mountains and waters, birds and flowers, which are no inferior to the real Jiangnan water town. And she is Longnan, Gansu Province, a treasure trove with both the clearness of Jiangnan women and the courage of northern men. In particular, Dangchang County, located in the south of Gansu Province and the northwest of Longnan City, has its unique scenery and exotic customs, all of which are inexhaustible.
Perhaps you will doubt your eyes. After all, who could have thought that Dangchang County, 1138-4154 meters above sea level, which is located at the border of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, where the Minshan Mountains and the West Qinling Mountains extend and intersect, would have such a landscape secret place that can rival the Jiangnan? Low-key but powerful, beautiful but not willful, all the year round are beautiful scenery, and all the seasons are amorous feelings. Dangchang, this small town is far more wonderful than you think. If you don’t go there in person, you will never know what secret it is.
In fact, many people don’t even know the name of this small city about Dangchang. Most people will definitely read “t à n” as “d à ng”. In fact, in 2014, the “t à n” sound of the word “Dang” was clearly marked in the common dictionaries and other Chinese character reference books. When reading “t à n”, the note is Dangchang. But even so, most people still habitually call it “d à ng” chang. There are many versions of the origin of Dangchang’s name in the local area. However, the ancient Qiang language is the most historical one. According to data records, the Dangchang Qiang people have lived and multiplied on this land for nearly 10000 years, even in the distant Shang Dynasty. Therefore, “Dangchang” should be a Chinese character expression of the pronunciation of the ancient Qiang language. You can also consider it as a transliteration of Chinese.
02 Poems hidden in the mountains and far away
It is not easy to get to Dangchang County because of being deep in the west Qinling Mountains. It takes at least 7 hours to arrive from Gansu, even if it is self-driving. Moreover, the road conditions are not good. There are no railway stations in the city. You can only choose to drive by yourself or transfer to a bus. So that at first, I lost my interest in this small city after learning this, and even got ready to endure hardship. After all, the conditions of Dangchang are still in front of you. But when you really come to Dangchang, you will find that you seem to be too wrong. Although Dangchang is classified as a local poor county, the faces of residents living there are filled with endless smiles. At least in terms of spirit, they are extremely rich.
When you come to Dangchang, you must punch in at Guan’egou, which has the reputation of “Little Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area”. Guan’e Valley, which is only 1km away from Dangchang County, consists of two ditches. One is Daheba Valley, and the other is Guan’e Valley. The two ditches, like a rainbow, closely connect Xinchengzi Village in the southeast of Dangchang and Guan’e Village in the southwest. Guan’egou National Forest Park, with a total area of about 42000 hectares, consists of Guanzhu Valley, Eman Valley, Mulong Valley, Miao Valley and other scenic spots. The park integrates forest landscape, grassland landscape, geomorphic landscape, water landscape, celestial landscape… If you don’t witness it, you will never know how amazing it is.
“A lake is emerald and silvery, and the wind chimes in the waterside pavilion fascinate the wild geese. The horizontal oars are left and right by the wind, and half the boat is in spring and half the boat is in song”. It is hard for you to imagine that there is such a secret landscape in the boundless northwest land. In the morning, the Zedang Lake was filled with endless thick fog, and the whole Tianchi Lake was covered in the fog. It was like coming to the legendary fairyland of Yaochi Lake, which was intoxicating. “Boating on the blue waves, people swimming in the picture” can be said to be the most appropriate way to describe the Zedang Lake at this time. Of course, Dangchang has more beautiful scenery than I mentioned. If you want to know more, you can only go and explore it in person.
Perhaps it is because of the distance from the city that the beauty of Dangchang can be better preserved. There is no fast-paced noise there, but only the comfort and beauty of life. There are green mountains and beautiful waters, and there are birds singing and flowers fragrant. Maybe Dangchang County is a little inadequate in economic development, but this can not affect the landscape it has. So in the face of such a “Longshang Jiangnan” deep in the northwest mountains, will you be moved by it? Welcome to leave comments# 2022 Happy City#